"Why would Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara not release on 27th May," questions back Ritesh, who is caught by surprise when asked about the change in plans for the film.
There is a small history behind the Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan face off. Release date of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was announced a few weeks back and the film was all set to arrive on 27th May. A multi starrer which also stars Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is now well into post production.
However Ready, which is a Salman Khan and Asin Thottumkal starrer, is still into shooting with some of the songs left to be picturised. However, its sudden announcement on arriving on the same day as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara caught everyone was surprise. It was being widely suspected that the film would now lead to Salman v/s Hrithik clash.
"In days to follow, many in the industry speculated if it was a wise decision after all for two big films like these to clash", says an industry insider, "Though Salman has made a late entry, there was no room for ego for anyone involved. Yes, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was announced a few weeks ago but since May is quite far away, either of the films could at least contemplate an arrival on a different date."
This was the time when rumours started making the rounds that the makers of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara had decided to take the first step and arrive on a different date. This also meant that 27th May was now the battle ground for Ready and Ranbir Kapoor starrer Rockstar which is also sighting the same date.
Ritesh Sidhwani though is sure that there won't be any change in release plans and quashes all the speculations. Maintaining that 27th May is indeed the D day for this Zoya Akhtar directed film, he states, "We have not changed our date. We are definitely arriving as per the original plans."
Well, seems there are indeed interesting days ahead. Will there now be a three way clash between Salman, Hrithik and Ranbir? Sounds interesting for sure!
Seems like fireworks will happen after all in the month of May next year with Hrithik Roshan's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara readying to face the challenge from Salman Khan's Ready. Though there were murmurs in the industry that Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara had decided to move away from the competition and arrive on a different day, film's producer Ritesh Sidhwani has denied any such plans.